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2.357 Churrasco

-Cycle 2, Item 357-
28 (Wed) December 2011

-Brazilian-
Churrasco

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at Carne do Brasil

-Sinchon, Seoul-

With Kim IT, Kim KH, Lee HS, MtG

As it's known in Korea, churrasco is a form of Brazilian cuisine consisting of various meats that are roasted on skewers, brought to the table on the skewers, and sliced directly onto the customer's plate, typically in unlimited quantities. When churrasco first began to appear here sometime during the early 2000s, the types of meats were more varied, including beef, pork, chicken, and lamb. By now, however, sadly, most establishments have done away with all but the beef and maybe a pork sausage. Of course, an array of complimentary (complementary?) side dishes are provided.

This place was no exception. 4 types of beef. 1 pork sausage. Side dishes. Roast pineapple and espresso for dessert. 32,000 won + 10% VAT. It wasn't all that bad. But if I'm just going to be eating beef, I'd rather spend the same amount of money on a good steak.

picanha churrasco
(the only item worth seconds, and thirds)

alcatra
(tough)

contrafile
(a bit too garlicky, obviously)

brochette de file
(dry)

linguica
(looked like a severed finger/penis).

clockwise from bottom: salsa ("pimenta"), pickles, cabbage salad,
fried rice, chili sauce ("vinagrate"), potato salad

The meal was, ostensibly, in celebration of my birthday. Afterwards, we went to Ictaek's restaurant to share a bottle of Glenfiddich and fried Spam, which everyone seemed to enjoy more than the churrasco.


8 meals remaining in the cycle.

5 comments:

  1. Mmm... spam!!! I would pick spam over most real meat anyday!!!

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  2. that's the 2nd time on this blog you've expressed your affinity for spam.

    i'm beginning to wonder whether you're being sarcastic....

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  3. No, I'm 100% serious. I really do love spam!!!

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  4. You're such a good Asian-American girl.

    Make sure you pass it on to Megs!

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  5. FYI, Megan loves spam too!!! In fact, she prefers Asian food over American food. My mom says she looks like a white girl but eats like a Korean girl.

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